Refined Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are beginning to improve in power and efficiency and no longer appear obviously electrified. The NEO family of bikes represents an evolution that’s rugged, easy to operate and for the most part, driven by technology transparent to the rider. The battery and control mechanism have been moved to the down tube improving center of gravity and looking less conspicuous. Easily removable and can be recharged at home.

Designer: Javier Cuñado

9 Comments

  • I'd say the second image is closer to likelihood than the first. The first has a racing seat and tires which is unlikely to mesh with the electric aspect (note: if you do go down this route, consider changing the handlebars to roadracer or triathlete bars).

    You might also consider an internal hub gear shift as opposed to the external chain shifter. The electric boost assists with torque reducing the need for as many gears. Might be contraindicated by the hub motor, might be integrated.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • I'd say the second image is closer to likelihood than the first. The first has a racing seat and tires which is unlikely to mesh with the electric aspect (note: if you do go down this route, consider changing the handlebars to roadracer or triathlete bars).

    You might also consider an internal hub gear shift as opposed to the external chain shifter. The electric boost assists with torque reducing the need for as many gears. Might be contraindicated by the hub motor, might be integrated.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • Johann says:

    Mike, there are actually DH MTB with electrical device (to go at the top of the hill before going down).
    Nice integration of the device by the way…

    • Hi Johan . . .

      Interesting. And an obvious adaptation now that you point it out to me. It doesn't change my opinion about likely success on a road racer, but interesting nonetheless.

      Cheers,
      Mike

  • Johann says:

    Mike, there are actually DH MTB with electrical device (to go at the top of the hill before going down).
    Nice integration of the device by the way…

    • Hi Johan . . .

      Interesting. And an obvious adaptation now that you point it out to me. It doesn't change my opinion about likely success on a road racer, but interesting nonetheless.

      Cheers,
      Mike

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